By early 1644 the English Parliament had suffered so many battlefield disasters that they were forced into a Confederacy with the Scottish Parliament. The King sent Prince Maurice to take the port of Lyme so that French reinforcements could land. It was to be a job completed before breakfast. Robert Blake was waiting for him, as he had waited for Prince Rupert in Bristol’s northern forts.
Julia believes that she has lived before.
Suspended from her job and grieving for her lost son, Julia's past lives become an escape from her troubles in the present. For the first time, she meets someone in this life whom she recognises from a previous existence. But this man is a murderer, convicted of killing his wife. Past and present entwine, culminating in a dramatic conclusion.